Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Katie Holmes' boyfriend, New York chef Emilio Vitolo, shared on Instagram a black-and-white photo of them laughing together in honor of the actress' 42nd birthday.
"The most amazing, kindest, beautiful person. Every time I see your face it makes me smile. Happy Birthday!!! I love you!!" Vitolo captioned Friday's snapshot.
People.com said the post -- which Holmes shared on her Instagram Stories account -- is the first time the couple has publicly acknowledged their relationship, which began in September.